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El Camello

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Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
+52 984 871 2036
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10:30 - 21:00
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Thu - Tue 10:30 - 21:00
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The food was delicious and cheap! The nachos al pastor yummmm there was usually a line but it moves quickly, or if you arrived early you could get a table easily!

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Thank Becky J
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I eat here every time I come. They have the best food and a good service. We had shrimp crevice as an appetizer. A small was plenty for a group of 5. They also give you free tortilla chips, fresh tomato salsa, fresh sliced limes and refried black beans. It was sooo good. They teenagers ordered a hamburger and fries,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped with a group of us for lunch. The drinks were cold and the special drinks were very fresh tasting. The Mexican kabobs or skewers had jumbo fresh shrimp and vegetables, and had an excellent grilled flavor. The fresh fish and ceviche was also simple and fresh. We sat in front of the kitchen area and watched them clean... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was recommended to us by our hotel as the best place for the freshest seafood. We ate there twice. Both times we had the ceviche, the small is huge, I can't imagine how big the medium or large must be. Some of the best guacamole I've had. We ordered the caribbean lobster on our first visit, it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

El Camello was the only place we visited twice in our week in Tulum. This is a very family friendly restaurant that seems to be very popular with the local community. We enjoyed the guacamole, ceviche, fish tacos and lobster. Everything was was made with fresh ingredients. The service was welcoming, friendly and fast.

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Thank ChadDavis
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our taxi driver recommended this place, and we were really glad we came here. It's on the main road, and very basic, but the food is really good. My daughter and I shared guacamole and fresh chips, octopus tacos and fish tacos. Each taco plate comes with 3 tacos, plus refried beans (especially good here), and salsa. It was a... More 

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Tiverton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the food here was fantastic really enjoyed it. But the service sucked. Meals started being delivered and one of our persons was finished eating. and one hadn't even received their meal yet. Some of our drinks never got delivered. Really enjoyed the food but...

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Thank jdb0yd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't get scared by the location - this restaurant faces (like many others in Tulum) directly the main road. The seafood and the food in general is extremely fresh and well cooked. We loved it and went back twice during our stay! Try the octopus, it's mouthwatering!

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Thank Anto F
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I eat on recommendation of local and were very pleased with the food and the atmosphere. Service was prompt only delay was you must ask for the bill. Ordered Shrimp in butter and local catch fish both were very tasty. The house white wine was good. I ordered a coconut smoothie that was excellant.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we visited El Camello in part to get away from the beach road and see something of the 'real' Tulum. We toured some of the side streets in the town and I guess it should come as no surprise that there is also some real abject poverty on display. El Camello is on the main drag running north/south, close to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Fast food, Soups, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 871 2036

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?